Amanda Serrano Offers to Fight Valentina Shevchenko, Per Jake Paul’s Terms

Amanda SerranoAmanda Serrano has joined Jake Paul in offering to make the move over to the UFC if Dana White can meet his demands. ‘The Problem Child’ and UFC president have been locked in a war of words on social media for quite some time, but this week saw the pair go back and forth over […]

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Amanda Serrano has joined Jake Paul in offering to make the move over to the UFC if Dana White can meet his demands.

‘The Problem Child’ and UFC president have been locked in a war of words on social media for quite some time, but this week saw the pair go back and forth over things from fighter pay to Paul fighting in the UFC.

White responded to Paul earlier this week.

Following on from Paul’s offer to Dana White it now appears multi-division boxing champion Amanda Serrano has offered a challenge to current Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

“I will gladly sign a one fight deal with the UFC to challenge Valentina for the Flyweight Championship if UFC agrees to Jake’s offer. Let’s make history.”

As much as she may want the challenge of facing Valentina Shevchenko it’s very unlikely, we will ever actually see Amanda Serrano in the UFC for this to happen, given Dana White’s lack of interest in working with Paul.

Amanda Serrano Praises Jake Paul

Serrano has praised Jake Paul and Most Valuable Promotions stating how much Paul has helped raise her profile in boxing and created more opportunities for her both in and out of boxing as well as having benefitted her in a financial way too.

Serrano was the co-main event on the original card vs Tyron Woodley earlier this year where she beat Yamileth Mecado via decision.

Paul also in his own interaction with Dana White offered a list of things he was aiming for including signing to fight Jorge Masvidal on a one-fight contract and registering with USADA to prove he is not taking any performance-enhancing drugs despite White claiming this about the undefeated boxer.

As much as she may want to realistically White will not be agreeing to the terms set out by Jake Paul, so the likely hood of Amanda Serrano returning to MMA in the UFC is unlikely. Serrano holds a 2-0-1 record whilst competing under the iKon Fighting Federation.

How do you think Amanda Serrano would do in the UFC?

Serrano Piggybacks Paul’s UFC Proposal By Offering To Fight Shevchenko

Boxing star Amanda Serrano is game for a crossover fight with UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko if the UFC allows it to happen.

Serrano’s Most Valuable Promotions colleague Jake Paul made a recent offer to UFC president Dana White to retire from bo…

Amanda Serrano, Valentina Shevchenko

Boxing star Amanda Serrano is game for a crossover fight with UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko if the UFC allows it to happen.

Serrano’s Most Valuable Promotions colleague Jake Paul made a recent offer to UFC president Dana White to retire from boxing if certain points are met. Paul has repeatedly called for White to increase UFC fighter pay and provide health care benefits to his athletes in exchange for an MMA fight with Jorge Masvidal.

While it’s fairly unlikely that White will agree to Paul’s demands, Serrano gave her two cents on the offer and proposed a UFC fight with Shevchenko.

Serrano responded to Paul’s offer to White with an additional caveat of her own on Twitter.

“I will gladly sign a one-fight deal with the UFC to challenge Valentina for the flyweight championship if UFC agrees to Jake’s offer,” Serrano tweeted. “Let’s make history.”

White has accused Paul of using performance-enhancing drugs in his boxing career in a sharp response to Paul accusing him of cocaine use. Neither accusation has been backed up with much evidence, but Serrano seems interested in a matchup with Shevchenko.

Shevchenko is coming off of a dominant 2021, in which she dismantled top flyweight contenders Lauren Murphy and Jéssica Andrade. She has arguably cleaned out the flyweight division at the moment, making a matchup with Serrano somewhat feasible as a way to occupy Shevchenko’s time.

Serrano has captivated the boxing world with a 42-1-1 record, including a 28 fight winning streak. She also has an undefeated record in MMA, earning submission wins over Valentina Garcia and Erendira Ordonez.

Serrano most recently put on dominant boxing performances against Miriam Gutierrez and Yamileth Mercado in a pair of co-main events on Paul-led boxing cards. While it’s unclear if Shevchenko has any interest in boxing, it certainly seems that Serrano is intrigued by the idea of moving into her world in the UFC Octagon.

What MMA/Boxing crossover fights do you want to see in 2022?

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Blanchfield Knows She’ll “Definitely” Prove Shevchenko Isn’t Unbeatable

According to UFC women’s flyweight prospect Erin Blanchfield, nobody is “unbeatable” in the cage, including dominant champion Valentina Shevchenko.

Not many UFC prospects are as highly touted and promising as Blanchard. At just 22 years of age, the…

Erin Blanchfield, Valentina Shevchenko

According to UFC women’s flyweight prospect Erin Blanchfield, nobody is “unbeatable” in the cage, including dominant champion Valentina Shevchenko.

Not many UFC prospects are as highly touted and promising as Blanchard. At just 22 years of age, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt has fought nine times as a professional, had her hand raised on eight occasions, and established her name in the world’s premier MMA promotion.

After a debut win against Sarah Alpar earlier this year, which came after back-to-back triumphs in the renowned Invicta FC organization, Blanchard was matched with fellow rising star Miranda Maverick. The pair clashed at UFC 269 last weekend, and on the grand pay-per-view stage, “Cold Blooded” demonstrated why she’s a threat to the rest of the 125-pound weight class.

Blanchard rag-dolled Maverick for the majority of the contest, taking her down seven times and landing over double the amount of strikes as her 24-year-old flyweight peer. With a dominant unanimous decision victory, Blanchard showed why she’s a name to watch at flyweight.

Blanchfield Thinks She Will Be The Champ’s Kryptonite

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Valentina Shevchenko (Photo: Josh Hedges for Zuffa LLC)

Like many in the combat sports community, Blanchard, whose only career loss came by way of a controversial decision against Tracy Cortez in 2019, believes she has what it takes to make her way to the title. But not only that, she thinks she can be the one to end the dominant reign of Valentina Shevchenko.

In a recent interview with The Schmo, Blanchard reminded fans that no athlete is “unbeatable,” perhaps taking inspiration from Julianna Peña’s upset victory over Amanda Nunes on December 11. The 22-year-old is confident that, even if no one else in the division is capable of doing it, she can beat “Bullet.”

I feel like everyone thinks Valentina is unbeatable, but that’s not true about anybody. And I don’t know if there’s anybody, like, right now, that’s gonna beat her until I get there, but I know I definitely will.” (h/t Sportskeeda)

With Nunes losing one of her belts, Shevchenko perhaps now leads the way as the most dominant female titleholder in the UFC. The Kyrgyzstani has built an eight-fight win streak since a split decision loss to Nunes in 2017. Across that period, “Bullet” has ascended the flyweight mountain; defended the title six times; and beaten the likes of Jessica Eye, Jennifer Maia, Jéssica Andrade, and Joanna J?drzejczyk.

Unlike those names, Blanchard hopes to reach the top and add a fourth blemish to the incredible record of Shevchenko.

Can you see Erin Blanchfield being the one to dethrone Valentina Shevchenko in the future?

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Julianna Peña’s Victory Lap Includes Circling Back To Three Opponents

Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Julianna Peña is ready and willing to fight whomever the UFC puts in front of her, but there are three names she specifically has in mind.

At UFC 269, Julianna Peña pulled off the upset of the year and one of…

Julianna Pena, Valentina Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie

Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Julianna Peña is ready and willing to fight whomever the UFC puts in front of her, but there are three names she specifically has in mind.

At UFC 269, Julianna Peña pulled off the upset of the year and one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she submitted Amanda Nunes in the co-main event. UFC President Dana White has already expressed interest in booking a rematch between the two if Nunes wants it. But what about the new champ?

“The Venezuelan Vixen” did not hesitate to commit to the idea.

“We can do it next week, I’m free next month, two months from now. Whenever they want to do it, I’m ready,” Peña said during the UFC 269 post-fight press conference. “In all fairness, I’ve been in camp for a year. I really think my daughter deserves some well-deserved mommy time, a little vacation. After that, definitely. If she wants to do a rematch, we can do a rematch.”

Julianna Peña Eyes Two Other Rematches

Julianna Pena eyes quick turnaround after submission loss to Germaine de  Randamie at UFC Fight Island 4 - MMAmania.com

The outside world did not have much faith in Julianna Peña heading into UFC 269, but there was one thing most everyone could agree on about her: she was not short on confidence.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that she sees herself remaining in full control of whom she fights next outside of an Amanda Nunes rematch. And if she has it her way, not only will she give a rematch, but she will also receive two rematches to avenge her only losses in the UFC.

“I think that there’s some rematches that I want to do. I would like to go down and challenge Valentina Shevchenko. I would love to get that rematch against Germaine de Randamie. I would love a rematch, if that’s what she wants, against Amanda Nunes. Those are the rematches that I have in my peripheral.”

Peña’s loss to current women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko took place in 2017 via armbar in what was then a #1-contender bout. And last year, Peña dropped a fight to former featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie via third-round guillotine.

Below, you check out the start of Julianna Peña’s victory lap around her naysayers in this Octagon interview following her UFC 269 upset of Amanda Nunes.

How do you think Julianna Peña would fare if this rematch tour comes together?

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Julianna Peña’s Victory Lap Includes Circling Back To Three Opponents

Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Julianna Peña is ready and willing to fight whomever the UFC puts in front of her, but there are three names she specifically has in mind.

At UFC 269, Julianna Peña pulled off the upset of the year and one of…

Julianna Pena, Valentina Shevchenko, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie

Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Julianna Peña is ready and willing to fight whomever the UFC puts in front of her, but there are three names she specifically has in mind.

At UFC 269, Julianna Peña pulled off the upset of the year and one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she submitted Amanda Nunes in the co-main event. UFC President Dana White has already expressed interest in booking a rematch between the two if Nunes wants it. But what about the new champ?

“The Venezuelan Vixen” did not hesitate to commit to the idea.

“We can do it next week, I’m free next month, two months from now. Whenever they want to do it, I’m ready,” Peña said during the UFC 269 post-fight press conference. “In all fairness, I’ve been in camp for a year. I really think my daughter deserves some well-deserved mommy time, a little vacation. After that, definitely. If she wants to do a rematch, we can do a rematch.”

Julianna Peña Eyes Two Other Rematches

Julianna Pena eyes quick turnaround after submission loss to Germaine de  Randamie at UFC Fight Island 4 - MMAmania.com

The outside world did not have much faith in Julianna Peña heading into UFC 269, but there was one thing most everyone could agree on about her: she was not short on confidence.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that she sees herself remaining in full control of whom she fights next outside of an Amanda Nunes rematch. And if she has it her way, not only will she give a rematch, but she will also receive two rematches to avenge her only losses in the UFC.

“I think that there’s some rematches that I want to do. I would like to go down and challenge Valentina Shevchenko. I would love to get that rematch against Germaine de Randamie. I would love a rematch, if that’s what she wants, against Amanda Nunes. Those are the rematches that I have in my peripheral.”

Peña’s loss to current women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko took place in 2017 via armbar in what was then a #1-contender bout. And last year, Peña dropped a fight to former featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie via third-round guillotine.

Below, you check out the start of Julianna Peña’s victory lap around her naysayers in this Octagon interview following her UFC 269 upset of Amanda Nunes.

How do you think Julianna Peña would fare if this rematch tour comes together?

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Dana White Uninterested In Nunes/Shevchenko Trilogy

UFC fans are starting to talk about a possible Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko trilogy, but UFC president Dana White isn’t keen on the idea.

Nunes is set to face Julianna Peña in her first bantamweight title defense in two years at UFC 245. S…

Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko

UFC fans are starting to talk about a possible Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko trilogy, but UFC president Dana White isn’t keen on the idea.

Nunes is set to face Julianna Peña in her first bantamweight title defense in two years at UFC 245. She’s recently put on dominant performances as she defended her featherweight title against Felicia Spencer and Megan Anderson.

Nunes is beginning to run out of potential contenders at both bantamweight and featherweight, and talks of a Shevchenko trilogy have resurfaced. However, White isn’t as interested in a third fight happening between the two top female UFC fighters as most could be led to believe.

“I don’t know if that fight needs to happen,” White said in a recent interview with TSN. “I don’t know. I’ve thought about it a lot. You know they’re both incredible in their weight classes. They already fought twice. Why do it again?”

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Nunes and Shevchenko are arguably the two top female fighters in MMA history and have managed to each dominate their respective weight classes since their two matchups in the Octagon. Shevchenko’s losses to Nunes are the only blemishes she has had during her time in the promotion.

White isn’t completely closed off to the idea of a third fight, but the fans would need to let their voices be heard.

“I would imagine if they wanted to do it bad enough and the fans wanted it bad enough, I would do it but I don’t see much point in it.”

Nunes has had issues in her recent bantamweight title fights cutting down to 135 pounds but is also running out of potential suitors at 145. It’s unclear who could be next for her as she looks to defend each of her titles.

While Shevchenko hasn’t been pleading for another shot at Nunes, she’s remained open to the idea of a trilogy. It’s unclear whether or not Nunes feels the same and whether or not it’ll be enough to warrant a third matchup.

Would you like to see an Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko trilogy?

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